Happy St. Davids Day – Wind and Rain, lets stay inside and stitch!

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2020 has started with some of the worst weather we can remember. Yes it always rains in Wales but this has been beyond!

Fortunately our town in Glynneath, at the top end of the Neath valley has not suffered too badly. The river is very high and there has been localised flooding – but the river has not burst its banks as has happened across so much of our country.

The number of visitors to our shop is down, understandably, but we are sure that custom will pick up when the weather brightens and tourists return to our wonderful ‘Waterfall country’.

Our council staff in Glynneath are currently working to raise the profile of our village and have done some wonderful work with planters and landscaping.

There are plans to turn our Grade 2 listed Bethania Chapel into a visitor centre, something we are sure will draw lots of people into the village.

The surrounding area is well worth visiting and if you would like to drop by a good place to start looking for ideas is our ‘Visit Glynneath‘ page on our sister web site Neath Valley Wools.

Cross stitching is one of those relaxing crafts where you can stay in, out of the wind and rain, put your feet up and produce something wonderful! My personal favourites come from the John Clayton collection. I met John at a stitching event a year or so ago and we were able to discuss his work. That made the trip to Birmingham worthwhile all by itself!

Johns work covers a wide spectrum of subjects, including wildlife and dancing:

One of my favourites is the fantastic wedding portrait ‘Laura’ –

And so ends our update from the Neath Valley. Please drop by if you can, you will be most welcome. We have a Knit and stitch evening on the first Tuesday of every month 7pm til 9pm.

If you are ordering on line we try to post the same day when orders are in before 3pm. We use second class recorded delivery.

Until next time – Janet March 2020.

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